Two people contract measles after passenger exposes travelers to virus on international flight to California, officials say




At least two people on an international flight to California contracted the measles after a passenger with the virus uncovered them to it, officials talked about this week.

A Santa Cruz County resident uncovered plenty of people to the measles ultimate month after boarding an international flight whereas sick with the virus, the San Francisco Department of Public Health reported this week.

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Rachael Kagan, a division spokeswoman, knowledgeable The Sacramento Bee that the flight departed from someplace in Asia.

According to the report, two completely different passengers turned sick after the flight landed in San Francisco.

Officials talked about they contemplate the hazard to most of the people might be very low; no person else reported contracting measles from the flight, which was larger than three weeks prior to now. The illness typically develops inside 21 days of the preliminary publicity.

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“Making sure you have all your immunizations is especially important for travelers, because measles is circulating in many countries outside the United States,” the effectively being division talked about.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talked about that the majority of measles cases occur when an unvaccinated particular person travels to a country the place the virus may be very widespread and brings it once more into the U.S.

In 2018, 82 people launched measles to the U.S. from completely different international places — the most effective number of imported cases given that measeles was practically eradicated from the U.S. in 2000, the CDC reported.

There have been six reported outbreaks this 12 months with a whole of 206 cases, as of Feb. 28




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